Imagine living your life afraid of food, or scared of people. While these phobias may seem irrational to some, to others, they're debilitating. Check out this intriguing group of phobias.
Anxiety disorders are debilitating, but don't despair, there's an anxiety treatment for you. Learn about psychotherapy options, including cognitive behavioral therapy, anxiety medications, and natural solutions.
Hypochondria (or hypochondriasis) is a mental illness that affects as many as 5% of American adults! This video explores common hypochondria symptoms and explores what causes a person to become a hypochondriac.
Phobias are strong, irrational fears. Someone with a social phobia may be afraid of dating. A person with agoraphobia is scared of enclosed spaces. Some even fret over fear itself!
Phobias are characterized by intense avoidance of things, from enclosed spaces to social situations. While debilitating, anxiety management and exposure therapy can help alleviate fear. Take a quick look at some common aversions.
For a person with obsessive compulsive disorder, overwhelming, unwanted compulsions are tied to obsessive behaviors, like ritualistic counting. Recognizing OCD is the first step to getting help. Here's a primer.
It's normal to be scared sometimes, but phobias are different.From agoraphobia to social anxiety, phobias can dominate a person's life. Luckily, learning about phobia symptoms is the first step toward recovery.
What is agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety resulting in a fear of crowded areas. Learn more about combatting agoraphobia here.
Occasional social anxiety is something everyone can relate to. For people with a social phobia, everyday situations can feel unbearable. Here are the basic facts about this common fear.
A panic disorder is often treated with medications like Klonopin and Xanax. Some people with this mental condition find deep breathing, relaxation techniques and mediation offer relief. What anxiety treatment is best for you?
Some 40 million Americans experience anxiety disorders. The most common include obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and various phobias.
Anxiety can develop for many reasons. For some people, anxiety leads to serious health problems. Learn how anxiety disorder develops and how mental health experts treat it.
Having a stressful day is totally normal. But when stress symptoms lead to physical and emotional problems, like stomachache and tension, the condition warrants professional help.
Depression and anxiety are mental health conditions that often coexist, but they aren't the same. While anxiety disorder manifests as fear, worry and panic, clinical depression is more likely to spur different symptoms. Learn more.
Hypnosis can be used to treat anxiety disorder symptoms, restoring mental health. Although it's possible that a false memory, or confabulation, will generate during the process, many folks find hypnotherapy very valuable.
Stress, worry and fear lead to some type of panic disorder for many Americans. Panic disorder is a mental illness that manifests as panic attacks. Learn more about anxiety symptoms and panic attacks.
By using a tool called the DSM IV, mental health experts can draw a line between normal stress and adverse anxiety. Learn how anxiety disorder symptoms are diagnosed.
Anxious? Stressed? While there's no cure-all for anxiety symptoms, there are ways to control them. Find a stress relief strategy that works for you, your mental health is worth it!